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1A member of an American Indian people inhabiting the Great Lakes region, principally in Michigan and Wisconsin.
- ‘Wigwam appears as it might have two hundred years ago when the Potawatomi fished its seemingly placid waters.’
- ‘The French generally enjoyed good relations with nations such as the Ojibwa and the Potawatomi so long as trade goods were readily available and reasonably priced.’
- ‘These Indians, such as the Shawnees, Ottawas, and the Potawatomis, were shocked and disappointed when the French capitulated and ceded Canada in 1760.’
- ‘Because of this early association, the Potawatomi, the Ottawa, and the Ojibwa are known collectively as the Three Fires.’
- ‘Interestingly, according to Vogel, Senega snakeroot was ‘the chief remedy for heart trouble among the Potawatomis and Meskwakis‘.’
2[mass noun] The Algonquian language of the Potawatomi, now with few speakers.
Relating to the Potawatomi or their language.
- ‘The latter site is reputed to be a location cultivated by a small Potawatomi group during the mid - to late 180Os, many years after the period of their formal removal from southeastern Wisconsin.’
- ‘Of these, certain sites clearly reflect multiple components widely separated in time, as at Carroll College, where effigy mounds clearly predate the contiguous nineteenth-century Potawatomi corn hills by several hundred years.’
- ‘Dream visions influenced the decisions of Potawatomi councils and often guided the future of the people.’
- ‘This census reveals the shifting locations of between six and 10 Potawatomi villages and the number of occupants who resided in them.’
- ‘The Potawatomi Indians are reported to have used both flowers and flower buds of the common milkweed to flavor and thicken their meat soups.’
- ‘The United States also managed to gain three million acres of Delaware and Potawatomi land in Indiana through the Treaty of Fort Wayne.’
The name in Ojibwa.
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